3 Unforgivable Mistakes When Responding To A Bid

We had the privilege to be part of an Evaluation committee of a Government Entity that put out an Invitation to Bid. The Bid was for a fairly technical service and therefor the response to the bid was sparse. In fact there were only ten responses to the Invitation to Bid.

5 basic mistakes made by bidders

Article by W van Rooyen

www.howtotender.co.za

Business owners and/or their employees make many mistakes when they respond to tenders or request for proposals. These mistakes can have a major impact on the result of your bid. Here are five common mistakes that responders to tenders make on a regular basis:

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Title Closing Date Tender No.
Pretoria: Procurement of Office Accommodation of 563.64 square meters and 19 parking bays usage by the Department of Science and Technology (National Advisory Council on Innovation) for a period of 3 years preferably in Lynwood, Sciencia Park 2019-04-09 11:00 Pt18/ 083
Remedy 2019-04-05 11:30 10401239
Pretoria: Procurement of Office Accommodation of 563.64 square meters and 19 parking bays usage by the Department of Science and Technology (National Intellectual Property Management Office) for a period of 3 years preferably in Lynwood, Sciencia Park 2019-04-09 11:00 Pt18/ 084
Bid for the Appointment of a Service Provider for the Provision of Cleaning and Hygiene Services to the Deaprtment of Labour Head Office for a period of two years 2019-04-12 11:00 BID LAB 01/ 2019
Provision of Cleaning Services at Mthatha Medical Depot 2019-04-12 11:00 SCMU3- 19/ 20- 0018- HO
Appointment of a Service Provider to Quantify Asbestos Fibres in Different Environmental Samples for a period of three (3) years 2019-04-16 11:00 CGS- 2018- 057A
Procurement of a Grade B Building for Ceta Academy 2019-04-08 11:00 010- 2018/ 2019
Preferred Service Providers for Technical Services (Roads & Civil Works) For Coega Development Corporation (Pty) Ltd 2019-04-08 12:00 CDC/ 68/ 19
Registration on New loveLife Trust Supplier Database 2019-04-12 12:00 No reference number
Preferred Service Providers for Technical Services (Aluminum Doors) For Coega Development Corporation (Pty) Ltd 2019-04-08 12:00 CDC/ 114/ 19
Preferred Service Providers for Technical Services (Signage - Road Side Signage) For Coega Development Corporation (Pty) Ltd 2019-04-08 12:00 CDC/ 116/ 19
Preferred Service Providers For Technical Services (Canteen Equipment Maintenance) For Coega Development Corporation (Pty) Ltd 2019-04-08 12:00 CDC/ 117/ 19
Preferred Service Providers For Technical Services (Fire Equipment) For Coega Development Corporation (Pty) Ltd 2019-04-08 12:00 CDC/ 120/ 19
Preferred Service Providers For Technical Services (Roof Specialist) For Coega Development Corporation (Pty) Ltd 2019-04-08 12:00 CDC/ 121/ 19
Preferred Service Providers for Technical Services (Fencing) for Coega Development Corporation (Pty) Ltd 2019-04-08 12:00 CDC/ 123/ 19
Preferred Service Providers for Technical Services (Road Markings) for Coega Development Corporation (Pty) Ltd 2019-04-08 12:00 CDC/ 69/ 19
Procurement of Enterprise Resource Plan (ERP) - Electronic Documents and Records Management System. This agreement will be applicable from date of appointment until 31 March 2020. 2019-03-25 11:00 RFP/ SASSETA/ 201819135
The South African National Roads Agency SOC Limited (SANRAL) invites tenders for the provision of Consulting Engineering Services for the Routine Road Maintenance of National Route R521 from Molemole municipal border through Vivo to Louis Trichardt municipal border, R523 from Blouberg municipal border to Masekwaspoort, N1 from Louis Trichardt to Beit Bridge Border Post. 2019-03-29 14:00 NRA X.002- 102- 2019/ 1F & N.001- 129
The South African National Roads Agency SOC Limited (SANRAL) invites tenders for the provision of Consulting Engineering Services for the Routine Road Maintenance of National Route R521 from Polokwane to Molemole municipal border and R567 from Mogalakwena municipal border to Seshego 2019-03-29 14:00 NRA X.002- 101- 2019/ 1F
Establishment of a Prequalified List of Service Providers to Render Day To Day Maintenance in the Form of Refurbishment Building , Plumbing, Electrical, Mechanical, Civil, Horticulture And Fencing Works Required at Schools and GDE Offices across Gauteng Province for a Fixed Term Period of 3 (Three) Years 2019-03-23 11:00 GT/ GDE/ 057/ 2018

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Must my business be registered in order to tender?

By Werner van Rooyen

www.howtotender.co.za

31 January 2019

Once, a very anxious business owner phoned me and asked if I can supply him with a CK number. I was amused by this and first asked why he asked me for such a number and secondly for what did he need a CK number for? He said that because of my Tender Manual that he bought, he thought that maybe I can help him with a CK number. Also, at the briefing session of the tender that he was responding to, the person in... Read More

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